I’m working with a colleague on a writing project that I hope will lead to another book down the line. It’s covering a topic that we are both interested in, and one that, we hope, will help others further hone their learning and leading.
This morning we held the first of what I hope will be a number of calls. This one took a look at what we had written so far, and what we still needed to do in order to get our proposal ready for peer editing.
There is still quite a bit of work to do, and we’ve set a fairly rigorous timeline to getting it done. The hope is that once we send it on to our prospective (potential) publisher, that it will be well-received, and will result in an opportunity for us to write about it.
It’s always enjoyable to engage in brainstorming with others, and after chatting with my colleague, I felt as if there was a clearer direction on where our writing needed to go as we finish work on an initial chapter. It’s also great to have someone provide us with critical feedback. We need others to always let us know what works, and what doesn’t.
In all our work, the opportunity to plan with others is key to not only our success, but also our survival. No planning is as effective alone as it is with others, and brainstorming together is one great way to make sure that our plans aren’t just made, but they are also well thought out.
Time will tell what happens with our book plans, but a certainty for me is that the planning for the book will be much better with multiple brains working in concert, as opposed to just one!